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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Michelle666, Jul 8, 2009.


  1. Michelle666

    Michelle666 PetForums Senior

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    ...start sleeping right through the night without the need to howl, bark and wimper the house down?

    We've had Sadie since saturday. Sat night was very bad, we only managed to get one hours sleep...since then she manages to sleep in her bed until about 4am...and then it begins. We dont go down to her...just wondering what everyones pups were like!
     
  2. Birdie Wife

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    How old is she?

    We got our pup at 8 weeks and it took me about 5 days to work out her needs, i.e. that she needed to poop every three hours. When I started setting my alarm to let her out in time, things settled down very quickly. Three hours became five hours and within about three weeks she was going through the night without needing to poop.

    Don't worry that she'll become dependent on you if you go down to she in the night - if she whines and howls just go down to her, don't make a fuss, let her out to do her business quietly and put her straight back in her crate gently. As she grows, her bladder control will quickly improve, but if you don't go to her when she needs to be out to toilet then she might learn to do it in her crate, which you don't want at all!!
     
  3. ad_1980

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    Luckily we had no problems at night with Mika. Dante and Woody were terrible when we had left them alone for the first few nights. But don't worry she'll get used to it soon :) if you have a towel with her mum and the other pups' scent leave it with her in her bed. If not try the clock. its too hot to trry the hot water bottle but yeah try those.
     
  4. staceydawlz

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    my pup has been good from the star shes never cried at night x
     
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    about 5 day Yogi and 7 days with Lyla
     
  6. Michelle666

    Michelle666 PetForums Senior

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    Shes 8 weeks old. Im worried If i go down, I could make things worse. I do leave puppy pads down and she does go for a wee on them. Should I go down when she wines to let her outside???

    She seems to be going to toilet anywhere she wants today:(
     
  7. Beagle Mafia

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    5 weeks on and ours hasn't we are looking to rehome a beagle to keep Buster company. It has been recommended by a few specialists that he will start to sleep better when he is close to another dog.
     
  8. ad_1980

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    Let her out every 15-20 minutes michelle. And after every meal and every nap. That'll probably teach her i need to do my business out here' and praise her every time she does it outside.
     
  9. Michelle666

    Michelle666 PetForums Senior

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    Yeah we do already. Shes just being a madam today
     
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    We have had many pups and they have only ever cried 1 or 2 nights.
    We don't go down to them, even if it is to be let outside they see it as 'Ahh when i cry they come down and let me out and about to scamper in the garden.
    I can see why this works for some people, but with us we just leave them downstairs either in a bed or in a crate, they get over it.
    During the day we let them out every half hour and after evry meal and nap.If the pee or poo indoors we take them outside immediatley, no words or anything. Also you can tell when a pup is about to do its business because it sniffs the floor, circles and trots.
     
  11. Michelle666

    Michelle666 PetForums Senior

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    Ok, think Im going to stick to what we have been doing. Leave her all night, no giving in. During the day we are very vigilant. We do leave puppy pads down, but try to spot the signs and take her outside. Hopefully things will get better in time. Guess its only been 4 days and things are still a bit up in the air for her!!! Thanks for your advice
     
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    Sky has always slept through the night :confused:
     
  13. LouJ69

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    Wow, we were so lucky with Monty. We got him at 9 weeks old & from day one, he slept in the kitchen with the radio on all night, not a bother on him. Never wet the floor at all either. He was great as a pup, but he's making up for it now!!!
     
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    I have to say i've been pretty lucky, all of mine have been really good, maybe crying for an hour or two but then sleeping right through til i went down in the morning to see them!
     
  15. Marlon

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    Wot eva u do dnt give in...

    Put ear plugs in if u have to, LOL
     
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    Bailey was fine by the 6th night.
    He still messed in his pen, but didn't cry or howl.
    But a few days afterwards he stopped messing in his pen altogether.
    x
     
  17. Ducky

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    bailey has never been a problem through the night, from the day we got him he just went to sleep. had an accident the first night but that was it.

    just stick to what you are doing. she will settle down in the next couple of days im sure.
     
  18. Rhiannan

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    I was very lucky, Bailey never cried, not even on her first night with us and she was 8 1/2 weeks old.

    The only times she has cried in the night is when she needs a number 2, she'll cry, we go down let her out, she does the toilet then straight back to her bed.

    She has only even done a number 2 during the night once and she is now 4 months old.

    I guess we got the good luck with that, and the bad luck with travelling in the car and play biting!

    LOL, 3 Bailey's in a row!
     
  19. ad_1980

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    Don't give in to her crying Michelle as she'll think she's going to get attention whenever she calls as she gets older.

    Keep doing what you are doing, and remember she's still a baby - she'll get the hang of it soon.
     
  20. Ted&Sarah

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    Our little Ted was still making a lot of noise at night after 3 weeks. Eventually we couldn't take the lack of sleep any longer and I moved the crate to the bedroom - not really what we wanted but at least he sleeps right through quietly now. We got him at 12 weeks and now he is 17. He was also messing in there every night without fail and now perhaps once or twice a week I have to get up in the night to take him out.

    I do not have much experience but we personally found there is a limit to how long you can take the tough love approach and just leave him to it to get over it himself.

    In other aspects of his behavior he is really good.
     
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